Let’s get back to checking out new product releases from the recent Winter NAMM 2010 tradeshow!
PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 — The latest member of the StudioLive family, the 24.4.2 offers 24 input channels with mic and line inputs as well as inserts, four subgroups, 10 aux buses, FireWire connectivity to Mac or PC, four 31-band graphic EQs, two stereo 32-bit effects processors, stereo tape send/return, talkback, stereo S/PDIF I/O, and much more, including a free copy of PreSonus’s Studio One Artist DAW!
Peavey Guitar Amps — Peavey announced several new electric guitar amplifiers at Winter NAMM. Leading the charge was the 6534+, a two-channel high-gain amp head using EL34 tubes to deliver 120 watts of power. Six 12ax7 preamp tubes drive the front end. The Butcher uses four EL34s to crank out 100 watts, with five 12ax7 preamp tubes driving two channels for chest-thumping British tone. A built-in MSDI output emulates a microphone for easy connection to a recording or live sound console. Peavey also expanded the Vypyr family. First up is the Nano Vypyr, which battery-powered 15-watt combo with 6.5″ speaker with sophisticated line porting for projection, bass response, and volume. Other features include mic input, tuner, aux in, headphone out, and strap buttons.) The other new Vypyr is the amazingly cute Vypyr 30 Mini Stack, which includes a 30-watt head driving two specially voiced cabs, each loaded with a Blue Marvel speaker. The Vypyr 30 head features 12 amp models, 11 “stompbox” models, 11 “rack” effects, and more.
Focusrite OctoPre MkII Dynamic — eight Focusrite preamps, eight “single-dial” compressors, 8-channel 24-bit/96kHz A/D and D/A conversion, dual instrument inputs, clip and compression LEDs per channel, LED level metering per channel, phantom power, ADAT I/O…what more do you need?
Softube Trident A-Range — A new EQ plug-in for Mac (TDM, RTAS, Audio Units, and VST) and PC (TDM, RTAS, and VST) based on the EQ section found in the widley heralded Trident A-Range mixing console.
McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor — A new compressor plug-in for TDM, RTAS, and Audio Units, the 6030 Ultimate Compressor builds on the award-winning McDSP compression algorithms with a new user interface and new features rolled in with fresh takes on vintage emulations.
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